Tafsir Al-Qurtubi - Introduction (eBook)
The General Judgments Of The Qur'An And Clarification Of What It Contains Of The Sunnah And Yahs Of Discrimination
de Muhammad Abu Abdullah Al-Qurtubi
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The tafsr of al-Qurub is perhaps one of the most compendious of them all and is certainly among the most famous. As its title, al-Jmi‘ li Akm al-Qur’n – The General Judgments of the Qur’an, suggests, its main focus is on the rulings and judgments to be found in the Qur’n. However, in the course of doing that, al-Qurub examines all the relevant sciences necessary, such as the adth pertaining to the yahs, events in the srah, what the Companions, their Followers and other noted people of knowledge said about the yahs, essential aspects of Arabic etymology, syntax and usage, copiously illustrated by examples, and much more.
In this introduction, the author lays out some of the key themes of the Qur’an: Its virtues and the reciter’s; how to recite it; cautioning against showing off; what the one who knows the Qur’an must do and not neglect to do; learning its syntax; the excellence of tafsr; the excellence of the bearer of the Qur’an; the respect and esteem mandatory for the Qur’an; threats against engaging in tafsr by means of opinion (ra’y); the Book being explained by the Sunnah; how to learn and understand the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet s; that it used to be easier to act by it than to memorise it; the words of the Prophet s; “The Qur’an was revealed in seven aruf (dialects/modes)”; the seven readings; the collection of the Qur’an; the memorisation of the Qur’an by the Companions at the time of the Prophet s; the order of the srahs and yahs of the Qur’an; the meaning of the words srah, yah, kalimah (word) and arf (letter); non-Arabic words in the Qur’an; the inimitability of the Qur’an; hadiths forged about the excellence of the srahs of the Qur’an; refutation of those who attack the Qur’an; the Seeking Refuge with Allah from Shayn and the Basmalah.
Diwan Press will be publishing the entire tafsr in 30 volumes along with the Introduction.
Ab Muammad ibn Amad ibn Ab Bakr ibn Far al-Anr al-Khazraj al-Andalus al-Qurub (610-11 AH/1214 CE – 671 AH/1273 CE) was born in Cordoba in Spain, but moved in 1236 to Cairo in Egypt, where he lived until his death. He was Mlik in fiqh, and although he composed other works, he is most famous for this tafsr.
Aisha Bewley is the translator of a large number of classical works of Islam and Sufism, often in collaboration with Abdalhaqq Bewley, notably The Noble Qur’an – a New Rendering of Its Meanings in English; Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – the translation of Q ‘Iy’s ash-Shif’; the Muwaa’ of Imam Mlik ibn Anas; and Imam an-Nawaw’s Riy a-lin.